Sunday, February 28, 2016

Day 59 - Winter Walk-Off 2016

Today I accepted the Winter Walk-Off 2016 Challenge from fellow blogger Les Parks and his A Tidewater Gardener blog. I decided to head to one of my favorite places in the neighborhood, Turtle Lake located in the Carolanne Farms Neighborhood Park in Virginia Beach. This area is part of the Elizabeth River Nature and Canoe Trail on the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River.

I start my late winter journey with a crocus along the way.

Enter the park where Challedon Drive and Gainsbourgh Road meet.

One of the lake's namesake turtles catching some late afternoon sun.

A pair of mallards swam over to greet me.


The Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River at low tide.

Marsh grass along the shore.


A gum ball caught on its way to the ground and now serving as a cobweb anchor.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

Day 46 - Fire Power.

The "Fire Power" nandina is bright red with a quick dusting of morning snow.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Day 45 - Valentines Day

Day 45 - Celebrating ‪Valentines Day‬ with Brown Estate 2010 Rosemary's Block Zinfandel.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Day 44 - I Have a Dream

Dancer Elbert Watson interprets Martin Luther King, Jr's "I have a dream at a Slover Library African-American History Month program.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Day 42 - Picture of a Picture

I had the opportunity to see Edward Burtynsky's exhibition "Water" and hear him talk about creating the work now on display at the The Chrysler Museum of Art. The large prints are a must see and the experience simply ca not be duplicated in a book or on a screen. This image is "Greenhouses, Almira Peninsula, Spain 2010". Seeing this amazing image was a humbling experience for this photographer.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Day 40 - Virginia is for Lovers

Come experience the ‪LOVE‬ that is Slover, named 1 of 5 libraries in the U.S. worth traveling for. The Virginia Tourism "LOVE" letters come to spend a week at Slover Library.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Day 39 - Year of the Monkey

Chinese New Year‬ welcomes the year of the Monkey at Slover Library where Curious George‬ rules the 2nd floor.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Day 38 - Looking Up

Looking Up from the Sargeant Memorial Reading Room The Slover Library in Norfolk Virginia.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Friday, February 5, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Day 35 - #TBT

Who remembers this? It's an unopened 1972-73 vintage bottle of Boone's Farm Wild Mountain wine. Marked $1.25 and recommended to be served "very cold". Most likely originally purchased from the Arrowhead Farm Fresh store in Virginia Beach by someone of legal age for someone not yet of legal age. I'm naming no names.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Day 33 - Shadow

Happy that Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow but I certainly saw mine.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Day 32 - CFL Go Bye Bye

GE announced today that it no longer make or sell compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) lightbulbs in the US. The company will shift its focus on making the newest and most energy-efficient lightbulbs, LEDs.